Quick start sends GM Ice Dogs past Miners in Lac Seul

LAC SEUL, Ont. – The Dryden GM Ice Dogs stormed out to a three-goal first period lead and never looked back as they went on to defeat the Red Lake Miners 6-1 Friday in a Superior International Junior Hockey League neutral site affair held at Lac Seul Events Centre.

It was Dryden that set the tone quickly collecting tallies in the opening frame from Ben Forbes, Cortez Favot and Curtis Magas to gain control of the contest.

It was more GM Ice Dogs early in the second stanza when Justin Pitari’s 10th made it 4-0.

Red Lake eventually got on the board at 13:06 when Shaye Sommerfeld converted on a man advantage opportunity.

Going to the power play themselves a few minutes later, Dryden got that back off the stick of Evan Pakkala.

The GM Ice Dogs then capped off the victory midway through the third with another extra-man effort that was supplied by recently acquired newcomer Dylan DiTomaso as he notched his first SIJHL goal while skating in his second league game.

Amraj Gill was credited with four assists in Dryden triumph.

In earning the win, GM Ice Dogs netminder Jacob Anthony finished with 31 saves on the night while Samuel Gendron made 25 saves in defeat for the Miners.

Photo credit: Patrick Boucha